When I was cleaning out my sewing room last week, I found this:
It is my "old school" Inspiration Journal. (Actually, it's about #5 in a series of Inspiration Journals; this is just the one in progress.)
Way before Pinterest was a gleam in someone's eye, I was creating "boards" of my own. In "old school" fashion, I collected (with my trusty scissors) images or quotes that particularly appealed to me. And then, every so often, I would tape all the images in a journal. For future reference. For visual stimulation. For inspiration.
I have been doing this for years. Informal scrapbooking. Collecting images I like. Inspiring myself -- with a little of everything. I called these journals my "style books."
Interior design. Outfits. Jewelry. Bags. (Always bags.)
Birds and the like.
The biggest problem with this "old school" journaling process was time. I used to spend an afternoon now and again clipping from my pile of catalogs and magazines. And then, I had to find another big swath of time to adhere the images into my journal.
As you can see. . . clippings piled up.
And up. Always, more inspiration than time to deal with it!
You can imagine my delight, then, when I discovered Pinterest.
Now, I can collect my favorite images and quotes and ideas digitally -- with the simple click of a "Pin It" button.
I can create "boards" and edit and arrange to my heart's content. It's so easy. No mess. No need for big swaths of time to clip and save and tape in.
I love Pinterest. I love it so much. . . that it's only a matter of time before I need a "Pin-tervention."
How about you? Have you discovered Pinterest yet?